August 8, 2012

A New Book on U.S. Legal and Religious History

Susan Sage Heinzelman, Director, Center for Women's and Gender Studies, University of Texas at Austin, tells us about this new publication by Nan Goodman from the University of Pennsylvania Press.

The University of Pennsylvania Press is pleased to announce the release of Banished: Common Law and the Rhetoric of Social Exclusion in Early New England by Nan Goodman. Nan Goodman is Associate Professor of English at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she also teaches law.Banished investigates Puritan practices of social exclusion through the lens of seventeenth-century New England common law. From religious dissident Anne Hutchinson to the Deer Island Indians, cases of banishment reveal the impact of legal rhetoric on our conceptualization, past and present, of community boundaries and belonging.
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